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Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo, Havana 1970.
+ 32 486 31 67 58 (Belgium)
I’m Cuban artist working Contemporary photography based in Antwerp, Graduated of Literature and English Language at the University of Havana, Cuba. Graduated photography at the International Institute for Journalism ¨José Martí ¨, Havana, Cuba.
With a work focused on subjects such as migrations, religion and identity, I’ve used my photography as a way to rediscover those topics from a new perspective, sometimes using self-reference as a justification that allows me being part of the speech instead of being the speaker.
My work has been exhibited in major events such as Paris Photo, AIPAD photography fair in New York, PhotoEspana Madrid, as well as the Conciergerie in Paris, Robert Mann Gallery and Skoto Gallery in New York, Bozar Brussels; Belgium, kornhausforum Bern; Switzerland, Fine Arts museum in Havana, Pinacoteca do Estado Sao Paulo.
I’m also part of the art collections of the Albertina Museum [Austria], Pinacoteca do Estado [São Paulo, Brazil], Govinda Gallery [Washington D.C.], FNAC Photographic Collection [Paris], as well as other private collections worldwide including Alfred Weidinger who was deputy director for Albertina Museum and also curator of the Gustav Klimt collection
I’ve been contributor to Getty Images since 2009, covering sport events such as Diamond League of Athletics, World Championships of Artistic Gymnastics, Hockey World League, World League of Volleyball, Judo World cups & Davis Cup semi finals in Belgium, among others.
My work has been published at Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, The Washington Post, ESPN, BBC, L’Equipe Magazine, Le Soir journal, Art Fórum magazine, Paris Photo Magazine and the books “ Mapas Abiertos : Contemporary Latin American Photography 1992-2002”, Barcelona, Lunwerg Editions, 2005; in 2003 Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen alongside with editor Pilar Pérez decided to publish a monograph book called “ Trance” by the editorial Percevalpress, “ The light in cuban eyes: Lake Forest College’s Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography 2015.
I’ve worked with clients such as Nike, Chelsea FC, UEFA, International Hockey Federation, Trek-Segafredo Cycling team, Splunk technologies, AIPS and APO Group.